Do you have what it takes to be come a highly paid high fashion model? No you do not! I can make a bold, general statement like that and be right 99% of the time. Most people who read this are looking for the dream of becoming a high fashion model, for themselves or someone they know.
When you say, "I want to become a model," you need to be sure what category of model you are talking about. The road to "how do I become a model" or "can I become a model" is different for different market location and for each category of modeling. Your first, best step is to learn as much as possible about the modeling industry.
I wanna be a Model: STEP 1
(Learn to walk on High Heel Shoes first)
Many girls fell down on the catwalk.
Model who has a hard time walking in high heel shoes. She looks good enough but if she can't walk in high heels she probably won't make it.
This season has seen a record number of high heel accidents... (like this one at the Herve Leger by Max Azria show at the New York fashion week). The reason: extremely high heels...
Even the audience is sometimes in danger - seen here at the Gharani Strok show in London.
I WANNA BE A MODEL: STEP 2
YOGA EXERCISE TO KEEP FIT AND SLIM
83-year-old Yoga instructor, Bette Calman, performs Yoga moves in Melbourne
I WANNA BE A MODEL: STEP 3
EAT A WELL BALANCED DIET
EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
DRINK LOT OF WATER
IT IS BEST NOT TO EAT TOO MUCH MEAT AND OILY FOOD
UPDATE: 27 Dec 2009
Models revolt over Alexander McQueen's 12in heels
London, Dec 27 : Three leading models have refused to take part in Alexander McQueen's latest show because his signature shoes were too high.
Models Abbey Lee Kershaw, Natasha Poly, and Sasha Pivovarova refused to strut in McQueen's 12in 'Armadillo' heels because of concerns over safety.
The soaring height of heels has been a source of controversy ever since Naomi Campbell's dramatic catwalk tumble in 1994.
McQueen's latest creations are three inches higher than the Vivienne Westwood platforms that toppled Campbell.
The lobster-claw shaped shoes are so high that models were concerned they might not leave the catwalk with their ankles or reputations intact.
Earlier this year, Kershaw and her colleagues agreed not to appear in McQueen's show because they had "work safety" concerns about the height of his shoes.
The British shoe designer Emma Hope said she sympathised with the models.
"It'd be like walking on a ruler. That's the opposite of what people want to look like," the Independent quoted her as saying.